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Austin Head

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | SELF

Phoenix, Arizona, United States | SELF
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"Spinning the Discs"

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"3/26: Monster Ball's Lady Starlight After-Party"

The first party, last July, was at the former club Forbidden in Scottsdale and featured tour opener Semi Precious Weapons, and DJ and Lady Gaga's best friend, Lady Starlight.

On this leg of the Monster Ball Tour, the party will be at Bar Smith and Lady Starlight will perform again. The night also will include an array of Bar Smith regular DJs, performances by Pyra Sutra from Scandalesque, live art and fire-breathing bartenders. Those in Lady Gaga costumes will get $5 off cover.

Lady Starlight and Lady Gaga first met at St. Jerome's, a heavy-metal bar in New York City's punk-filled Lower East Side. They instantly became friends, feeding off each other's energy and style, and eventually forming an act called Lady Gaga and the Starlight Revue.

After the duo's acclaimed performance at 2007's Lollapalooza in Chicago, Lady Gaga began her rapid ascent to fame. Through it all, Lady Starlight has been there offering her advice. Lady Starlight will open for Lady Gaga on this leg of the Monster Ball tour, playing metal mixes.

Right before sound check in San Antonio, Lady Starlight took a few minutes to answer some questions about her wild style and her friendship with Lady Gaga.

Question: Are you surprised by Lady Gaga's massive success?
Answer: I'm not surprised at all. Unlike the rest of the rock-and-roll scenesters who glamorized self-destruction, Gaga was positive and motivated to create music. When she had an idea, she did it. I'm the same way, so that's how we connected.
Q: What's your relationship like now?
A: Stronger. When you get successful, it becomes harder to trust people. The great thing about knowing people for years is that you know they love you for who you really are.
Q: Are you looking forward to the after-party?
A: I DJ'ed in Phoenix for the last Monster Ball and it was one of the best after parties of the whole tour. Stretch out your neck, you might get whiplash from the head banging.
Q: What will you spin?
A: Rock and metal party anthems. As for my outfit, look at pictures of (metal bands) Girlschool and Anthrax.
Q: Who are your biggest influences, and what artists do you admire now?
A: Iron Maiden, Rush and Van der Graaf Generator. These artists never compromised their vision for an easier road to success. Gaga did the same thing, which regardless of whether she's my best friend, she's the artist I admire today.
Q: Why do you shock and awe with your fashion decisions?
A: Fashion is my way of communicating with the world. What excites me inside is what I show outside, and I hope to inspire others with the same excitement I feel. I also encourage them to do the same with their aspirations.
Q: What's your current style?
A: I grew up punk, and I'm all about rebellion. When (Lady Gaga and I) first started together, the style was super casual. Now I've started wearing athletic gear, sweatpants and jam shorts. It's all about context.
Q: Do you still have any influence over what Lady Gaga wears?
A: Just like the old days, I still pick up stuff at the thrift store that I think Gaga would like, which is awesome because she will wear couture mixed with a piece that costs $3.50.
Q: A lot of Lady Gaga's and your fans are young and impressionable. What advice would you give them as they are trying to find their identity?
A: Most importantly, trust yourself. I believe ultimately everyone has style. Just believe in your vision and do it.


Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/thingstodo/bars/articles/2011/03/21/20110321monster-balls-lady-starlight-after-party-bar-smith-phoenix.html#ixzz1l5LdGDCY - Arizona Republic


"Head for the Top"

After a successful tenure heating up the hottest venues in Phoenix, AUSTIN HEAD is quickly taking New York City by storm with his undeniable style, androgynous appeal and exciting musical sensibility.

A former drag performer (Vera Las Vegas), singer with the group HEAD ("Label Whore"), clubs editor at the Phoenix New Times, and model (BlackHEART Society), Austin is now promoting his latest EP, "From Austin," set for release this summer!

AUSTIN HEAD has caught the attention of some of New York's top promoters, leading to gigs at Rebel, Therapy, Bamboo 52 and Unisex Salon.

AUSTIN HEAD is rapidly emerging as the freshest new artist in New York's alternative nightlife scene.

- HX Magazine


Discography

"From Austin" EP - Released 2008

Label Whore (Single) - Released 2005 (Received Radio Play but no longer part of repertoire)

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HEAD-TRIP: From Grit to Glam
+BY Blissom Booblé

Austin Head, a renaissance man at heart, has been recognized both locally in his hometown of Phoenix, AZ, as well as nationally as a DJ, entertainer, and musician. However, Head’s current glitz and glamour transpired only after facing arduous trials in New York City.

After a misguided investment turned sour, Head chose homelessness in NYC over homelessness in Phoenix. Couch surfing evolved into sleeping in parks and subway cars, until he bought a 1988 Lincoln Limousine on eBay, which he lived in for 10 months while still performing. Wiping off the grit of the New York City streets, Head tenaciously emerged as a bi-coastal entertainment tour de force whose multi-media success currently includes social media engineering, event production, and live performance.

Recognized in The Arizona Republic as “The Glamour Boy of Phoenix,” and in Echo Magazine as one of “The 10 of Tomorrow,” Head continues to bring his cutting edge approach to the music and entertainment industries of NYC, L.A. and Phoenix. His media appearances span radio, television, and film and include guest spots on 101.5jamz, The Beat Radio, MTV, the CW’s High Society, Law & Order: SVU, as well as cameos in the indie flicks Between Love and Goodbye, A Four Letter Word, and Bi The Way.

Head has produced such major Phoenix events as End of Days Cabaret & Afterlife Party in conjunction with Scandaleque, and both the official “Monster Ball’s Semi Precious Weapons & Lady Starlight After Parties,” following Lady Gaga’s sold-out Phoenix shows. Head’s last foray into Teatro Caliente in 2005, a three-day festival of trans-cultural, experimental performance, followed his then eponymous named band’s single, “Label Whore,” in collaboration with Jonny Noir. The music video release drew in 3000+ people to the four largest clubs in Phoenix, and has since grown to 6000+ viewers on YouTube.

More recently, Head’s prolific DJing and party promotions have made him a staple on the Phoenix and L.A. party scenes. Head has DJ’ed along side Larry Tee, Todd Fink of The Faint, RAC, Lexicon Don, Eli James, Viva City, Flosstradamus, Pickster One, Electric Six, Database, Borisimo, Sammy Bananas, William F*#cking Reed, Cassian, DJ Senbad, Depressed Buttons, BC/AD, Parallels, Pete Salaz, Mexicans With Guns, Mr. Meeble, Designer Drugs, Tiffe Fermaint, Autoerotique, Hunnycut, Villains, Udachi, Lady Starlight, 2ToneDisco, Prince $$, Tommie Sunshine, Strobes, Art Vs. Science, DNTEL, Andy Rouke of The Smiths & more.

Head has played venues & parties from coast-to-coast, most notably Bardot (Hollywood), FuBar (LA - Resident), Crotch Rockitt (PHX - Resident), Sticky Fingers/Bar Smith (PHX - Resident), ‘Ruff Club’ @ The Annex (NYC), ‘Hot Pink’ (PHX), Shake! (PHX), ADLT Swim (PHX), Unisex/The Delancy (NYC) and Limelight/Avalon (NYC).

His true passion for music prompted the release of his self-titled album, found on iTunes & Amazon, causing a stir among his fans for a follow-up and a tour.

Additionally, Head devotes his spare time to philanthropic engagements including the Solid Gold Fundraiser for Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival.

Head recently filmed a feature documentary in conjunction with LOGO TV & OUTtv (Canada) to be released in 2012, and has a forthcoming EP and Music Video in the works.